Speaking on the issue of frozen duck from Suriname being imported into T&T, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Farmers Union, Shiraz Khan, says more concern and protection should be had for local farmers. Khan says local farmers are competing with heavily subsidized imported goods. He called for emphasis to be placed on seeing how ducklings and eggs can be produced locally.
‘Consider the Consequences’ is a road safety initiative that has been launched to appeal to drivers with regards to the decisions they make while driving on the nation's roadways. The initiative aims to change the negative behaviours of drivers in T&T. It is a joint venture between Arrive Alive and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce.
The reshuffle of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s Cabinet happened early. That’s the view on Political Analyst Ancel St. Hilaire. St. Hilaire says the government had to “clean the kitchen” before they hit the ground running. However, he says the reshuffle may not have been about evaluation and assessment but a “bringing together of the right skill sets for the job ahead”.
Political Commentator Indera Sagewan Alli says the recent reshuffle by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley of his Cabinet “screams the need for constitutional reform”. Sagewan Alli says it seems that over time Prime Minister’s have been choosing Cabinet members by loyalty rather than by “what may be best required for the country”.
“Nothing in particular” that was the response of former Energy and Energy Affairs Minister Conrad Enill when asked about Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s recent Cabinet reshuffle. Mr. Enill says the Prime Minister would’ve assessed his Cabinet and decided that he wanted to focus on three major areas that are important to the population of T&T: works, energy and local government.
In a bid to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer Stag Beer has launched the Stag Beerd Challenge. Brand Manager Shehann Caruth says Trinidad and Tobago has the fourth highest mortality rate for prostate cancer in the world.
Executive President of the Democratic National Assembly (DNA) believes that Trinidad and Tobago has not even scratched the surface of its potential. Dr. Kirk Meighoo says the political party has a vision for T&T in which "the old system of corruption and fraud that has defined the country since independence" will be no more.
“Welcomed news” - that’s how Chief of the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community views news that his community will be granted a one-off holiday. Although the date is yet to be determined Chief Ricardo Bharat Hernandez says it’s a “step closer to rightful recognition” for his community. The community had been lobbying, for around two years, for a holiday in their honour.
The Trinidad and Tobago Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TTEITI) has published its fourth report. This year’s report contains recommendations on improving government’s audit and assurance processes, and improving revenue collection among other pertinent energy related information.
Having many portfolios including that of Minister, MP, father, husband and now vying for the post of PNM Youth Officer, Darryl Smith says “You only have one life to live and time is going, so we need to do ensure the young persons that’ll be taking over will have a bright future.” Which Smith says he’s here to assist with. The man with many hats believes young people are the country’s greatest resource.